Cooper Jarnagin has always been attracted to the rich history of admiralty law and how it is applied in today’s world. With several years of experience in maritime litigation defense, he has come to understand his clients’ short-term needs of favorably resolving cases, while also preserving and creating favorable law for future matters.

Mr. Jarnagin has experience with maritime litigation defense with clients including the world’s largest cruise lines. He has handled high-exposure maritime passenger and crewmember claims alleging sexual assault; over-service; wrongful death; medical malpractice; failure to evacuate; unsafe workplace; failure to provide maintenance and cure; and traumatic brain injury. His experience also includes assisting in defense of a class action alleging unpaid wages and assisting in defense through trial of 250-plus passengers’ claims following an engine room fire. 

In addition, Mr. Jarnagin manages all aspects of his cases, including initial investigation, written discovery, taking and defending depositions, dispositive motion practice and trial preparation. He considers the big picture while steering each case towards the best possible resolution. Mr. Jarnagin also believes in keeping the lines of communication open with opposing counsel to expedite the resolution of issues, saving clients both time and money.


Florida State University, B.S. in Communication, 2011
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015


Marine Insurance
Admiralty and Maritime Litigation
Jones Act and Passenger Claims
Recreational Marine
Collision/Allision Cases
Marine Products Liability
First Party Marine Insurance Coverage Disputes
Marine Salvage
Maritime Liens
Environmental Pollution and Grounding Claims
International Arbitration


Dade County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Florida State University Alumni Association
Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club

Bar & Court Admissions

Florida Bar
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


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